Cajun fare is among the most quintessentially American of cuisines—its fusion of southern and French fare represents a melting pot, and its tendency to smell a bit fishy represents Congress. Wave your piscine flag with today’s Groupon to River’s Inn Restaurant and Crab Deck in Gloucester Point. Choose between the following options:
- For $15, you get $30 worth of seafood and New Orleans-style fine dining.
- For $30, you get $60 worth of seafood and New Orleans-style fine dining for a table of four or more.<p>
Chef Robert and sous-chef Bobby, who honed their fare-forging techniques in New Orleans and Atlantic regions, bring their culinary minds together to craft a menu of southern-style cuisine peppered with Cajun accents and organic ingredients culled from local farms and fisherfolk. An appetizer of fried green tomatoes topped with baby shrimp and dappled with the house’s own honey-and-jalapeño Magnolia sauce ($8.50) challenges regional preconceptions, much like a rogue cartographer coloring the land blue and the ocean green.
The Cajun Angel, one of many Big Easy–influenced pasta entrees, unites Surry sausage and baby shrimp with garlic, rosemary, and creole seasoning ($16.95), and five specialty pizzas ($12.95–$14.95) make liberal use of the chef’s original tomato sauce. The restaurant’s Crab Deck plays host to live music every Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday and provides a fitting seaside venue for seasonal all-you-can-eat blue crab and reenactments of On The Waterfront starring multitalented pufferfish.